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Oliver Resslerin luentoTi 29.1. klo 15-17 Kiasman seminaaritila Vapaa pääsy

Oliver Ressler on viime vuodet työskennellyt globalisaatiota vastustavien liikkeiden parissa. Hän keskittyy aukioiden valtauksiin ja Occupy-liikkeeseen, joita voi tarkastella reaktiona kasvavaa sosiaalista epäoikeidenmukaisuutta ja demokratian murenemista vastaan. Menestyksekäs julkisen tilan valtaus inspiroi usein vastaavia liikkeitä muissa kaupungeissa ilman, että liikkeillä on suoraa yhteyttä toisiinsa.

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Over the past decade, Oliver Ressler has developed a body of work related to the alter-globalization movement. In his talk, Ressler will present his most recent work on the latest social movements, the 3-channel video installation “Take The Square”. The project focuses on the recent takeovers of public squares and the Occupy movement in particular, where people have stood up against the massive increase in social inequality and the dismantling of democracy in times of global financial and economic crisis. The movements taking place on the squares are non-hierarchical and reject representation; direct democracy shapes their activities. The occupation of public places serves as a catalyst to develop demonstrations, general strikes, meetings and working groups on different focal points. Successful site occupancies in one place often inspire occupations in other cities, without a linear relationship. The 3-channel video installation “Take The Square” is based on discussions conducted with activists from 15M in Madrid, the Syntagma Square movement in Athens and Occupy Wall Street in New York.

Oliver Ressler Oliver Ressler, born 1970, lives and works in Vienna and produces exhibitions, projects in the public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, forms of resistance and social alternatives. His projects have been in solo exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Kunstraum at the University of Lüneburg; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow and The Cube Project Space, Taipei. Ressler has participated in more than 200 group exhibitions, including the MASSMoCA, USA; Itaú Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and at the biennials in Prague, Seville, Moscow, Taipei, Lyon and Gyumri. For the Taipei Biennale 2008, Ressler curated an exhibition on the anti-globalization movement, A World Where Many Worlds Fit. A traveling show on the financial crisis, It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, co-curated with Gregory Sholette, will be presented at Pori Art Museum (01.02. - 26.05.2013). An extensive publication titled It´s The Political Economy, Stupid: The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory will be published by Pluto Press (UK) and Pori Art Museum. Ressler's book Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies was published by the Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk in 2007. www.ressler.at

In co-operation with: Kiasma Theater, Pori Art Museum, Austrian Embassy (Helsinki)

A Lecture by Oliver Ressler

Tue Jan 29th 2013, 15:00-17:00

Over the past decade, Oliver Ressler has developed a body of work related to the alter-globalization movement. In his talk, Ressler will present his most recent work on the latest social movements, the 3-channel video installation “Take The Square”. The project focuses on the recent takeovers of public squares and the Occupy movement in particular, where people have stood up against the massive increase in social inequality and the dismantling of democracy in times of global financial and economic crisis. The movements taking place on the squares are non-hierarchical and reject representation; direct democracy shapes their activities. The occupation of public places serves as a catalyst to develop demonstrations, general strikes, meetings and working groups on different focal points. Successful site occupancies in one place often inspire occupations in other cities, without a linear relationship. The 3-channel video installation “Take The Square” is based on discussions conducted with activists from 15M in Madrid, the Syntagma Square movement in Athens and Occupy Wall Street in New York.

Oliver Ressler

Oliver Ressler, born 1970, lives and works in Vienna and produces exhibitions, projects in the public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, forms of resistance and social alternatives. His projects have been in solo exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Kunstraum at the University of Lüneburg; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow and The Cube Project Space, Taipei. Ressler has participated in more than 200 group exhibitions, including the MASSMoCA, USA; Itaú Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and at the biennials in Prague, Seville, Moscow, Taipei, Lyon and Gyumri. For the Taipei Biennale 2008, Ressler curated an exhibition on the anti-globalization movement, A World Where Many Worlds Fit. A traveling show on the financial crisis, It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, co-curated with Gregory Sholette, will be presented at Pori Art Museum (01.02. - 26.05.2013). An extensive publication titled It´s The Political Economy, Stupid: The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory will be published by Pluto Press (UK) and Pori Art Museum. Ressler's book Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies was published by the Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk in 2007. www.ressler.at

In co-operation with: Kiasma Theater, Pori Art Museum, Austrian Embassy (Helsinki)